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The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Federal Depository
Library Program (FDLP) have entered into a two-year pilot project with
the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts (AOUSC) to provide access
to its PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) service. 

The PACER system can provide remote access to case and docket
information from the Federal Courts via the Internet. Records include
information from the Appellate, District and Bankruptcy Courts. Users of
PACER are able to access information about a case including the names of
all the parties, judges and attorneys involved in the case, case history
and status as well as many of the documents submitted by the parties to
the court. 

Seventeen depositories, representing diverse types and sizes of
libraries as well as different geographic locations, were selected to
take part in the PACER pilot. With these libraries promoting the PACER
service to the public, we anticipate the pilot will determine that
Federal depository library access to PACER expands usage to those who
currently do not have it available to them or would be inhibited by
going to a court house to use the service.

The Federal depository libraries participating in the PACER pilot are: 
	* Alaska State Court Law Library (Alaska) 
	* Sacramento County Public Law Library, (California) 
	* San Bernardino County Law Library (California)
	* Library of Congress/Law Library of Congress (District of
	* Nova Southeastern University Law Library (Florida)
	* 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Library (Illinois) 
	* Northern Kentucky University Steely Library/Chase Law Library
	* Portland Public Library (Maine) 
	* University of Michigan Law School Library (Michigan) 
	* Wayne State University Arthur Neef Law Library, (Michigan) 
	* Rutgers University, Newark Law Library (New Jersey) 
	* New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library (New Mexico) 
	* Fordham University School of Law Leo T. Kissam Memorial
Library (New York) 
	* State Library of Ohio (Ohio)
	* Rogers State University Stratton Taylor Library (Oklahoma) 
	* University of Tennessee College of Law Joel A. Katz Law
Library (Tennessee) 
	* Lee College Library (Texas) 

The Government Printing Office thanks these libraries, and the other
Federal depository libraries that volunteered for the pilot project, for
their enthusiasm to provide PACER to their users. For more information
about the project please contact Cindy Etkin at [log in to unmask]


Cynthia Etkin
Sr. Program Planning Specialist
Office of the Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
732 North Capitol Street, NW  (Mail Stop: IDSD)
Washington, D.C. 20401 

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